Commission after competition Commission for an urban design (depending on the quality of the projects)
Team representative Architect - urbanist - landscaper
How can the site contribute to a productive city?
Directly at the South-Western border of the station area, a local small medium business, which expanded its production capacities in the last years and increased the number of employees considerable, has its production halls. South of the area is a supermarket. At the station square and in the street to the station, some companies are present (restaurants, a petrol station, trade). Currently, the site lacks attractivity regarding the urban layout and the proposed selection of uses. The goal is to create an attractive location for living and working through extensive urbanistic actions like revitalization of the public space and reconstruction with attractive building ensembles.
Through revitalisation of the inner-city fallow land and the improvement of the urban situation around the station, a contribution to the inner development should be made. Selb, as the whole region, is in need of good and individual adaptable living spaces, especially for rented flats. Additionally there are only few inner-city areas for possible new construction of apartment buildings. Therefore a reconstruction, at least partly, with apartment buildings or town houses is wished for. A mixture with undisturbing businesses with a relation to the small scale character of the town is desired. The new station quarter should have optimal traffic connections to the different parts of the town.
The area is located approx. 400 meters north of the city centre. The empty storage facility and the adjacent mostly empty station building are influencing the city image negatively at a prominent position. The approx. 4.5 ha large area around the station has lost its historic significance because of the immense decreasing train traffic in Selb. There are function deficits. Large parts of the area are fallow lands. In front of the station, the Goetheplatz and the following Bahnhofstraße have also urban and functional drawbacks. The Goethepark south of the square is not recognized at the moment and should be rethought.
How is production inserted in the urban diversity programme?
The traditional porcelain industry had its production facilities from their beginning in the middle of the city. Also, a lot of the again thriving small medium businesses are producing, researching and administrating on integrated and inner-city areas and influence the industrial image of the town to this day. The outsourcing of production to the city borders and the separation of working and living are phenomenons of the younger past in Selb with only few examples along the motorway A93 in the West. The city wants to strengthen the tradition of inner-city production with the renewal of the station area and the adjacent spaces. Possible integrated spaces for the extension of existing or new commercial areas are hard to find at the moment. Also, attractive inner-city locations for small businesses or creative users do hardly exist. The city of Selb wants to raise the unused potential of the station quarter. This space should get a modern and urban flair by introducing a mixture of housing, services and producing businesses with design elements that relate to the important industrial and train heritage of the town. In the long-term the station area should be connected to the city centre and the new Outlet Center by urban impulses. Together they should form a new, attractive middle of Selb.
Questions on the site
Ist es möglich, Pläne vom bestehenden Bahnhofsgebäude zu erhalten, da hier ein konkreter Planungsvorschlag erwartet wird?
Is it possible to get plans of the station building?
Ja, die Pläne sind unter DE-SELB-PS-M4 bis M7 zu finden.
Yes, the plan are labelled DE-SELB-PS-M4 to M7.
Regarding topography, do the curve lines (Höhenlinien) correspond to 10 cm height? And do “Höhenlinien_Ganz” correspond to 1 meter?
This is correct.
Dear organizers of the Europan Contest, In the available topography map there are only topography curves but no height numbers at all, which makes very difficult to determine the direction of the slopes. Could you provide a new topography document with this information? Thank you
Yes, see DE-SELB-PS-M3.dwg/.pdf for details on heights. We apologize for the delay.
Hello, is it possible to get - beside the ones for the station building - plans for the other listed buildings in the planning area?
Guten Tag, ist es möglich neben den Planunterlagen für das Bahnhofsgebäude auch Pläne für die weiteren im Planungsgebiet vorhandenen und unter Denkmalschutz stehenden Gebäude (Lokschuppen und Stellwerk) zu erhalten?
Unfortunately, no. Both buildings are private property and in difference to the station building, the city is not intending to buy them in the future. Nevertheless, the train club should be considered as a programmatic feature.
Leider nein. Beide Gebäude sind in Privatbesitz und die Stadt plant nicht, diese Gebäude zu erwerben. Dennoch sollte der Eisenbahnverein programmatisch mit einbezogen werden.